The path of Jesus is one of experiential faith,
based on a relationship with transcendent divinity,
not on some convincing argument, written account,
or selfish desire for eternal salvation.

This is a denial of the capitalist values of society,
of self-sufficiency, and individualism.
It is a call for mutual sharing,, distributive justice
and sacrificial care for others.

It is a call for action on behalf of those without resources;
the disabled, disheartened; those trapped in poverty or slavery,
those dominated by others.

It is a call to address the non-material needs of others,
to address the pain of those who can not forgive themselves,
or whose lives have lost all meaning.

It is a call to free ourselves,from whatever limits us;
to acknowledge the barriers and allow ourselves to go through;
to recognise the barriers of others and help to break them down;
maybe freeing ourselves to be what we could be.

It is also a call to turn away
from foolish pride and selfish ambition;
to be freed of the need to conquer others;
to love our neighbour as ourself.

Herein lies SALVATION!
Not of any individual, as the church would have it,
but of this world as we know it;
of humanity.